Province on rabies alert | The New Age Online

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“A three-year-old boy from Umlazi [KwaZulu-Natal, SA] was close to becoming the fourth victim of rabies in the province following an outbreak of the disease that has killed three people in the past month.

The toddler has been at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital for the past two weeks and, according to the department of environmental affairs, is showing signs of recovery.

“We have been in contact with his mother since he was admitted to hospital and she says there are improvements. He can now sit and has started swallowing liquids. He also responds when she calls his name but he still cannot speak properly,” said department spokesperson Jeffrey Zikhali.”


If that’s the case, then it’s close to being a miracle.  The problem appears to be lack of general immunisation of domestic animals, and a lack of government-supplied vaccine for free distribution.

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